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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A 100 percent malted lager, “Leinie’s Classic” features Leinenkugel’s own unique blend of two-row and six-row malts and four varieties of hops. A blend of Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts offer a complex flavor, with four different hops (Cluster, Cascade, Mt. Hood, and Hallertau) to balance the malts. Acknowledging their German heritage, Leinenkugel’s brewed Classic Amber in Reinheitsgebot tradition, where the only ingredients permitted are malts, water, hops, and yeast.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Smells of caramel and hops upon opening. Pours a sort of thick head, dark gold in color. I found it to be very refreshing, would be very easy to drink this beer in hot weather. Goes great with spicy/zesty foods. As a liney’s fan, i would say this is this premium version of the Linenkugels Original.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MorseMoose (2) - USA - MAR 22, 2009 does not count
A new favorite of mine. It has a great taste and I enjoy stuffing my nose in the bottle and smell it to death.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (486) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Situation: end of the week relaxation... Glassware: pilsener glass... Appearance: beautiful orange copper body with a two-inch thick white head that creates a cirrus halo on the glass... Aroma: roasted malts and some punchy caramel hints as well--a bit candied... Palate: effective presence at the tongue--with equal efferevscence at the throat... Taste: a bit hoppy for what was expected--active malts balance this beer quite well... Overall: expected big things from this beer, as I’ve enjoyed cases of the Leinenkugel sampler before; not disappointed by its balance,, its drinkability, and its characetr--crisp yet full, tasty yet smooth....a beer I could session in a college bar for an evening,, for sure...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
This was an an unexpected surprise... clear light copper in color. Smokey malt & fresh corn tortillas in the aroma. Flavor was roasted malt with a touch of caramel in the aftertaste. Overall, this was really good. much better and complex than expected... Probably would be good with tex mex food.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
I guess I liked this one even better than the Oktoberfest. Drank fresh at the brewery today.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2010
caramel, bread, cereal, toast, roasty, barnyard, leather, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, lively, astringent,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On draught at the Leinie’s Lodge in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin cream top and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of citrus, some light apple, a touch of dark multi-grain bread and some biscuit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of malty caramel and dark bread with a hint of floral hops. Finish is semi-dry with a short lived mild bitterness. Definitely more malt in flavor than in aroma on draught compared to the bottled version. Rate is based on the draught version. Overall, the Classic Amber is a pleasant surprise. It has more malty flavor compared to historical Amber Light and Auburn Ale beers and even has a good balance of hop bitterness. The Hallertau hop character really comes out during the finish. Compared to the other two previous new seasonal beers from Leinenkugel, J. Buhrow’s new seasonal beer is starting to move into the right direction.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1182) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 13, 2009
This beer has a good aroma, nice appearance, pleasant mouth feel, a mild bitterness, and is fairly flavorful. My overall impression of it is very positive. It is similar to many other mass-produced amber beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sparky075 (8) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009 does not count
A fine Leinie representative. Was a little disappointed with the lightness of the color. Plenty of CO2. Good head. Excellent pizza beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured into 4oz sample glass, but I asked for a second pour to make a more proper 8oz review. Plus I was not sampling other beers, so no sample fatigue. Thanks Applebee’s! Very light amber with nice head and slight lacing. Somewhat sweet aroma with notes of caramel and toasted malts. Biscuit and caramel malts balanced by citrusy hops, with light bitterness at the finish. Nice balance overall. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Finishes slightly dry. This would be a very respectable everyday lager. Perhaps the best Leinie’s I have had.


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